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U.S. Navy Identifies Missing Sailor Who Reportedly Went Overboard from Aircraft Carrier

U.S. Navy Identifies Missing Sailor Who Reportedly Went Overboard from Aircraft CarrierThe Navy has identified the missing sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, who was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5, with Carrier Air Wing 7.Saldana has been listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown since July 17. He was reported overboard while the Lincoln was in the Arabian Sea. Search and rescue efforts ended on July 19.He joined the Navy in April 2015 and joined his current squadron in September 2018, according to his official Navy biography. He was promoted to petty officer second class in February.Navy officials have not yet released any information about how Saldana went overboard.His fiancé Lexi Posey posted on Facebook on Monday that the day marked the couple's 38-month anniversary.They had planned to get married in April."Since I'm traveling back to the States and 'traveling back in time' due to time zones, today, our anniversary, will be a very long day," Posey wrote in a message to Saldana. "But I wish I could travel back in time to the start of our relationship over 3 years ago and constantly reassure you how much I have loved you and appreciate all the little things that you did for me."This first appeared in Task and Purpose here.



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Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailor

Hawaii skydiving crash victims included young couple, sailorAll 11 people on board a skydiving plane died when it crashed and burned at a small airfield north of Honolulu last week. The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office has identified seven victims, including a young couple from Colorado celebrating their first wedding anniversary, several skydiving instructors and a Navy sailor. The Navy said Lt. Joshua Drablos, 27, was “an invaluable member” of the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command, based in Kunia, Hawaii.



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Mother says Ukrainian sailor held by Moscow 'always dreamed of sea'

Mother says Ukrainian sailor held by Moscow 'always dreamed of sea'Pensioner Olga Oprysko only found out her son had been captured by Russian forces after a neighbour in her small western Ukrainian village told her about an incident in the Azov Sea. When she switched on her television, the 74-year-old saw that Russian border guards were holding Ukrainian sailors after a confrontation in the Kerch Strait — a waterway that gives access to the Azov Sea from the Black Sea. At first, she did not think he was involved, Oprysko told AFP in her house in Naditychi, a village south of Lviv in western Ukraine.



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Former US Navy sailor pardoned by Trump plans to sue Obama over classified information case

Former US Navy sailor pardoned by Trump plans to sue Obama over classified information caseA Navy sailor pardoned by US president Donald Trump is planning to sue Barack Obama’s administration for improperly handling his case. Kristian Saucier was pardoned by Mr Trump, who tweeted congratulations to the former military member for his “newly found freedom,” in March 2018 after serving a year in a federal prison for taking photos of classified areas in a nuclear submarine. Saucier’s lawyers have alleged that Mr Obama, former FBI Director James Comey, and others in the administration treated Saucier’s case unfairly compared to the matter of Hillary Clinton using a private server for government emails while Mr Obama’s Secretary of State.



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Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried 76 years later

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor to be buried 76 years laterLOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The funeral for a recently identified Kentucky sailor who was killed in the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor 76 years ago is bringing his family together for the first time in decades.



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U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailor

U.S. Navy says remains found by Malaysia not of a USS McCain sailorThe U.S. Navy said on Thursday human remains found by Malaysia were not one of its 10 sailors missing after a collision between one of its guided-missile destroyers and a merchant vessel east of Singapore this week. Medical examination of the remains, which the Malaysian navy discovered about eight nautical miles northwest of where the USS John S. McCain and a merchant vessel collided on Monday, confirmed it was not one of the 10 sailors, the U.S. Seventh Fleet said in a statement.



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US Navy ends search for sailor thought lost in west Pacific

US Navy ends search for sailor thought lost in west PacificTOKYO (AP) — The U.S. Navy has ended a three-day search for a sailor who is believed to have gone overboard during operations in the South China Sea.



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China helps US search for missing sailor in S. China Sea

China helps US search for missing sailor in S. China SeaChina said Thursday that it helped the United States search for an American sailor who fell into the South China Sea — a rare cooperative gesture in the disputed waters. The sailor went missing Tuesday during a joint US-Japanese drill in the South China Sea. Japanese and US naval forces have been holding drills in the contested South China Sea in the face of Beijing’s increasing assertiveness over its maritime claims in the region.



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China 'coordinating with U.S.' in South China Sea search for sailor

China 'coordinating with U.S.' in  South China Sea search for sailorChina said on Thursday that it was coordinating with the U.S. navy in the search for a missing U.S. sailor in the South China Sea, a rare show of goodwill between the navies in the disputed waters.



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The Latest: Trump thanks Japan for help in sailor search

The Latest: Trump thanks Japan for help in sailor searchYOKOSUKA, Japan (AP) — The Latest on a U.S. Navy ship collision (all times local):



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